All through the course of your day in the ED or the ICU, you are relaying incredibly critical information to others. Word recognition can be obscured by phone lines, ambient noise, and differing accents. The military has dealt with similar issues–it has a solution. For when we need to spell words, use a consistent, standardized phonetic alphabet. So here is the one you should adopt in your department:
This goes along perfectly with Cliff Reid's resuscitese post.
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